The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s August Update

    This week I read the sad and disturbing news about Nadine Skow, a former employee of YWCA Lethbridge. Nadine was found dead in her apartment in Edmonton, in what one senior police officer called one of… READ MORE

  • Mountain Blends Coffee Supports Bow Valley Walk A Mile

    Bow Valley Businesses Present Walk A Mile Products

    News: Walk A Mile Pizza launches in Canmore! That’s right, we partnered with Pizza Co. The Restaurant for a delicious deal. Try their featured Walk A Mile creation and $5 will go towards the campaign…. READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s June Update

    It was with great interest and hope that I followed the roll out of the Final Report Summary from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) earlier this month.   YWCA Canada and member organizations from coast… READ MORE

  • Annual General Meeting – June 23

    Please join us Tuesday June 23 at 6:30 pm. YWCA Great Room, 102 Spray Ave. Reception to follow. RSVP to or call 403.760.3218

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s April Update

    Caring as Hard Currency Ideas man Hugh MacLeod is one of my favourite cartoonists. I recently saw one of his wild abstract drawings ( that features a profound simple statement, “Caring is the new hard currency.”… READ MORE

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency

    When people think about intimate partner violence, often the images one conjures are of men abusing women. And this is for valid reason; in 2013 women accounted for nearly 80% of all victims of police-reported… READ MORE

  • Biggest, Boldest Breakfast April 24 World YWCA Day!

    Join us for the Bow Valley’s Biggest, Boldest Breakfast on Friday April 24th in celebration of the World YWCA Day! This casual breakfast get-together is an annual tradition and a great way to connect with… READ MORE

  • Board Members Wanted

    Board members wanted! With over 100 years of history supporting women, girls and our community, YWCA Banff  is a proud member of the  largest women’s organization in the world. Currently, we are looking for Board… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s February Update

    Greetings! Our first order of business for 2015 was signing off on the YWCA Banff 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  This document reflects a great deal of thought, input and hard work from a number of people… READ MORE

  • YWCA Young Women’s National Leadership Summit

    What Happens When You Take 130 Women From Across the Nation and Inspire Them? They learn, educate and support. They share, cry and bare their souls. They inspire, empower and hope. They sing, dance and… READ MORE